Historical Events in June 2018

Historic Event

Jun 1 Law professor Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister as head of a populist coalition

  • Jun 1 Rouzan al-Najjar, a 22 year-old Palestinian medic is shot and killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, causing widespread condmnation

Historic Event

Jun 1 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament, filed by Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez

  • Jun 1 US unemployment rate falls to 3.8%, lowest since 2000

Music Concert

Jun 2 Ringo Starr's thirteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham

  • Jun 2 Socialist Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister
  • Jun 3 Boat capsizes off eastern Tunisia drowning at least 48 migrants
  • Jun 3 Dead whale found with 17 pounds (80 pieces) of plastic in its stomach in Songkhla province, Thailand

NBA Finals

Jun 3 Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen's NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 win over Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Jun 3 Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts killing at least 110, with 332 missing and forcing the evacuation of over 3,100
  • Jun 3 US Open Women's Golf, Shoal Creek GC: Ariya Jatanugarn of Thailand gives up 7-shot lead but wins in playoff with South Korean Kim Hyo-joo

Film Premiere

Jun 4 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

Historic Publication

Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton and James Patterson publish a thriller novel "The President is Missing" together

Film & TV History

Jun 4 Former US President Bill Clinton in interview with NBC says he hasn't and doesn't need to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

  • Jun 4 Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns amid huge protests against tax and price increases. King Abdullah appoints Omar Razzaz to replace him.

Historic Event

Jun 4 US President Donald Trump tweets "I have the absolute right to PARDON myself"

Sports History

Jun 5 American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. named 2017 top earning sportsperson by Forbes with $285 million

Film & TV History

Jun 5 Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in court in New York

  • Jun 5 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition
  • Jun 5 US Judge Aaron Persky, criticized for his leniency towards campus sex attacker Brock Turner, becomes the 1st judge voted out in 80 years in Santa Clara, California
  • Jun 5 US President Donald Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families violates international law according to the UN
  • Jun 6 At least 46 Ethiopian migrants drown after their boat capcizes of fthe coast of Yemen

Film & TV History

Jun 6 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case

  • Jun 6 French man announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion

Election of Interest

Jun 6 Iraqi parliament orders manual recount of legislative elections in May after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims evidence of irregularities

Sports History

Jun 6 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors

  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: Auburn pitcher Casey Mize first pick by Detroit Tigers
  • Jun 6 Special pedestrian lane introduced just for "phubbers" slow-walking smartphone users in Xi'an, China
  • Jun 7 Baltimore ex-police sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, head of a rogue police unit sentenced to 25 years for robbery and racketeering
  • Jun 7 Mars Curiosity Rover finds organic matter, including methane, on Mars in studies published in journal "Science"
  • Jun 7 Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV: Washington Capitals beat Las Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3 for a 4-1 series victory; first title in franchise history
  • Jun 8 IMF agrees to lend Argentina up to 50 billion dollars
  • Jun 8 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors claim 3rd title in 4 years with a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers for 4-0 sweep; MVP: Kevin Durant for second straight year
  • Jun 8 WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam
  • Jun 8 World's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia
  • Jun 9 150th Belmont Stakes: Justify wins with Mike Smith aboard to become 13th Triple Crown winner
  • Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Romanian Simona Halep wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Film & TV History

Jun 10 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

  • Jun 11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical; "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

Historic Event

Jun 11 In landmark ruling, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects El Salvador woman's asylum request based on domestic abuse

  • Jun 11 More than 100 people arrested in Vietnam, after protests against special economic zones at the People's Committee Headquarters in Binh Thuan province and elsewhere
  • Jun 11 Net neutrality is officially repealed by The Federal Communications Commission in the US
  • Jun 11 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez accepts migrant rescue ship Aquarius with 629 people on board after Italy refuses it
  • Jun 12 AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner can go ahead according to US district court judge
  • Jun 12 Battle for key Yemen port of Hudaydah begins with assault by Saudi backed pro-government forces against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels
  • Jun 12 French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at center of Nobel Prize Committee scandal, charged with rape in Sweden

Donald Trump Meets Kim Jong-Un

Jun 12 Singapore Summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump - first time a North Korean leader and an incumbent US President have ever met

  • Jun 13 Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate - 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in "Nature" journal
  • Jun 13 FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
  • Jun 13 Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation
  • Jun 13 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
  • Jun 13 Volkswagen fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal

FIFA World Cup

Jun 14 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

  • Jun 14 Malaysia's national debt reassessed at $250 billion, up from previous estimate $170 billion, 80% of gross domestic product
  • Jun 14 US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas
  • Jun 14 US Justice Department concludes James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of Hilliary Clinton investigation in 2016
  • Jun 15 Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh burns down, four years after a previous fire

Historic Event

Jun 15 Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey, London, between the remains of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Historic Event

Jun 15 Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud over company's blood tests

  • Jun 15 World Cup: Portugal 3. Spain 3 - Cristiano Renaldo scores hat-trick - 4th player to score in 4 different WC's - 1st to score in 8 consecutive major tournaments

Album Release

Jun 16 Beyoncé and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love"

  • Jun 16 Two suicide bombers attack Damboa in Borno state, Nigeria, killing at least 31 people
  • Jun 16 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan
  • Jun 17 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend

Sports History

Jun 17 24 Hours of Le Mans: Former F1 world champion Fernando Alonso teams with Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi to win for Toyota Gazoo Racing

  • Jun 17 Historic deal signed between Greece and Macedonia to end dispute over Macedonia's name - changing to North Macedonia
  • Jun 17 Ivan Duque is elected President of Columbia
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins by 1 stroke from Tommy Fleetwood for first back-to-back Open titles since 1988-89 (Curtis Strange)
  • Jun 17 World electric speed record broken by Jaguar Vector V20E in battery-powered boat at 88.61 mph (142.60 kph) Coniston Water, English Lake District
  • Jun 18 Ferry sinks on Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, with 193 suspected dead
  • Jun 18 US President Trump orders US military to set up sixth branch of the military - a space force
  • Jun 19 Canada's Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so
  • Jun 19 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 19 General Electric is dropped form the Dow Jones Index, the last original member from 1907
  • Jun 19 US ambassador Nikki Haley announces the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council
  • Jun 20 Algeria turns off its internet to stop students cheating during exams
  • Jun 20 FIFA World Cup: Portugal superstar Cristiano Renaldo heads a goal against Morocco to become the all-time leading European goalscorer (85) in international competition
  • Jun 20 Hungarian government passes legislation that criminalizes aiding undocumented migrants
  • Jun 20 US President Donald Trump signs Executive Order ending family separation at the border for illegal immigrants
  • Jun 21 EU imposes tariffs on US goods worth $3.2 billion in response to US tariffs
  • Jun 21 NBA Draft: Arizona center Deandre Ayton first pick by Phoenix Suns
  • Jun 21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter

Historic Event

Jun 21 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is charged with fraud

Film & TV History

Jun 22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

  • Jun 22 Eurozone countries agree debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis
  • Jun 22 NHL Draft: Frolunda HC (SHL) defenceman Rasmus Dahlin first pick by Buffalo Sabres
  • Jun 22 President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate
  • Jun 23 12 boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later

Historic Event

Jun 23 Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150

  • Jun 23 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days
  • Jun 23 Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, due to author's racist views and language
  • Jun 23 Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86

Assassination Attempt

Jun 23 Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50

Historic Event

Jun 24 Britain's Prince William begins a five-day tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories

Historic Event

Jun 24 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins second term with president's AK Party winning 42% parliamentary votes

  • Jun 24 Women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after ban is lifted

Historic Event

Jun 25 Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County

  • Jun 25 General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan
  • Jun 25 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • Jun 25 Oakland pitcher Edwin Jackson takes the mound in a 5-4 win at Detroit; A's are his 13th MLB club, tying Octavio Dotel's record
  • Jun 25 UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway
  • Jun 26 First high level talks between Ethiopian and Eritrean officials in 20 years begins in Addis Ababa
  • Jun 26 Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled by the West Japan Railway
  • Jun 26 India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Jun 26 Quriyat, Oman, registers highest "low" temperature for a day ever recorded of 42.5 degrees
  • Jun 26 Sudanese court overturns death sentence for teenager who killed the husband after he raped her
  • Jun 26 US Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against mostly Muslim countries
  • Jun 27 Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature"

Election of Interest

Jun 27 Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Jun 27 French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • Jun 27 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

Historic Event

Jun 27 Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras

  • Jun 27 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Historic Event

Jun 27 US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

  • Jun 28 Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • Jun 28 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organization, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine
  • Jun 28 Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • Jun 28 Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson
  • Jun 28 Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine
  • Jun 28 Power company uncovers Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England. One of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters

Album Release

Jun 29 Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks

FIFA World Cup

Jun 30 FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappé (19) becomes only 2nd teenager (Pelé 1st 1958) to score twice in a world cup match as France eliminate Argentina 4-3 in Kazan

  • Jun 30 March of the Flowers in Managua, Nicaragua, commemorating youth killed under government crackdown turns violent with 1 person killed and eight injured
  • Jun 30 The popular online game for children, Fantage, shuts down after ten years
  • Jun 30 Two members of the public confirmed poisoned by Novichok nerve, a women later dies, in Wiltshire, England